Boat building is an art. Commencement Bay Maritime Festival organizers are hosting an event to make sure it doesn’t become a lost art.
The eighth annual Quick and Dirty Boat Building Competition will be held Aug. 25, and will let everyone try their hands at making stuff that floats just in time to put their crafts in the water for the main Commencement Bay Maritime Festival. The Quick and Dirty challenge pits boat builders from around the area in a boatbuilding competition using limited time and resources.
All builders must use a “mystery material” in their craft and then race it around a water course to test its ability to float and its handling on the water.
Proceeds go to the Youth Marine Foundation. The contest is a fun and enjoyable event for all parties involved and lets the public see what can be done with a little wood, a little glue and a lot of imagination.
More information is available at: www.maritimefest.org.